A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Mississippi State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mississippi State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1260
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,628/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,245/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,684/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,109/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,494/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,121/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    31%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    13%
  • Unique and caring
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Country
    7%
  • Greek.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.148 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.177 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Hail State!
    70%
  • People's University
    13%
  • All of the above!
    12%
  • StarkVegas
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses
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Mississippi State University is such a wonderful college choice, for so many reasons. Prior to coming here, I was highly indecisive between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. After my first visit to MSU, I was completely in love with the academics, campus, and town! I will forever be a huge proponent for MSU, and everything that it has have to offer. MSU has offered me so much just in the two semesters I have been here. I am majoring in Kinesiology, and every single of one the professors in this department are so helpful, and truly want to watch each student succeed. The professors in this department are particularly wonderful in assisting their students to get into grad school. Additionally, I have had a number of ways to get involved and volunteer for different organizations. I love seeing the diversity here at MSU, and at the same time realizing that we are all here for one goal, and that is being taught to be well-rounded professionals for “the real world”.
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Mississippi State University is one of the best schools around! The educators are dedicated to helping the students reach their goals. The curriculum was rigorous, and I really feel prepared on my job. The campus is beautiful and the football games are very lively! Overall, I love Mississippi State University!
I attended Mississippi State University as a freshman. Although it was a little overwhelming to go from a graduating class of 34 to big classes, I adjusted very well. In fact, I can truly say that attending MSU was the right choice for me. I made many new friends, got involved in many activities, and learned a lot from my classes. I recommend MSU to any high school graduate or transferring junior college student. Go DAWGS!